Gel cooling pillows are typically best memory foam pillow with a cooling gel layer. Because memory foam tends to trap your body heat as you sleep, the added gel or gel layer helps to draw your body heat away from you, keeping you cooler. Different manufacturers tend to use their own proprietary gel brands, and some are certainly better than others. Some of the things you should consider when shopping for a gel pillow include support, firmness, overall comfort, and thickness, among others. What’s more, you should make sure that the cooling gel pillow case fits snugly, but is easy to remove for cleaning. The gel pillow inner part is made for the Gel products are available in 100% Silicone Gel and Memory Gel. The Memory Gel is a propriety Gel formulation of Levitz Medical Solutions. Both the Silicone and Memory Gel are almost equally effective in providing pressure relief. Some products are also manufactured as a combination of Gel and Foam to improve handling in the operating room and contain cost.All Gel products are available in adult, pediatric and neonatal range. The Gel products are biocompatible and can be safely used for all patients. This gel pillow uses Nature’s Sleep ViTex, a high-grade custom memory foam. It has all the great support and pressure relief of traditional memory foam, but with the responsiveness of a latex foam. The foam core is a custom molded foam (not shredded memory foam) and is quite substantial in size.The foam core and everything else in the pillows are certified CertiPUR-US. CertiPUR-US indicates that pillow was made without ozone depleters, no PBDE flame retardants, no heavy metals, no formaldehyde, and has low VOCs.The primary foam core is great. However, what really makes this pillow special is the gel layer.
One side of the pillow is lined with a padded external gel layer. This gel layer reacts several ways to help keep the pillow cool.
- Gel molds and contours to the weight of your neck and head
- Gel absorbs excess heat where your head and neck are resting
- Absorbed heat is dispersed across the entirety of the gel layer
- As air naturally moves over the areas where your head is not resting it constantly cools the gel layer. It’s like a mini-AC for your pillow.